Black lemur baby drinking milk from a bottle

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Zoo staff steps up
A veterinarian bottle-feeds Dimbi, a blue-eyed black lemur cub, on April 19 at the Mulhouse Zoo and Botanical Garden in Alsace, France. Dimbi was rejected by his mother after his birth on March 8, prompting zoo staff to step in and raise him. This is the only primate other than humans that has blue eyes, according to the Oakland Zoo.

With more than 90 percent of all lemur species identified as critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable on the IUCN's Threatened Species list, these small primates are considered the most threatened mammals on the planet. Native to Madagascar, there are currently fewer than 2,000 blue-eyed black lemurs like Dimbi in the wild. 

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Adorable black lemur baby

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Black lemur baby

Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images

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